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# Novak Djokovic

Last year
# title defence
Djokovic and unvaccinated players permitted to play at this year's Wimbledon
The world number one has only competed at three tournaments in 2022 because of entry restrictions imposed by various countries.
# no-vax
Djokovic confirms he won't play in Indian Wells and Miami
‘I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel.’
# bnp paribas open
Novak Djokovic included in Indian Wells draw despite doubts over US entry
The 34-year-old Serbian is the only man in the top 100 who remains unvaccinated against coronavirus.
# War in Ukraine
Djokovic pledges financial support to Stakhovsky as he returns to fight in Ukraine
Stakhovsky, who famously beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2013, last week said he had signed up for Ukraine’s military reserves.
# In with a shout
Novak Djokovic given French Open boost with Covid rules set to change
Djokovic is currently unable to enter the US for the big ATP events in Indian Wells and Miami this month.
# Tennis
Djokovic announces split from long-time coach
A turbulent 2022 continued for the Serb.
# Top of the pile
Medvedev replaces Djokovic as world number one
The Russian is the first man outside the game’s “Big Four” to occupy the top spot since 2004.
# change at the top
Novak Djokovic surrenders world number-one spot after shock defeat
Defeat spells the end of Djokovic’s current two-year reign at the top of the rankings.
# Dubai
Fans' welcome 'exceeded expectations', says Djokovic on winning return
‘The [Australian Open] final, I was trying not to watch it, but then I had my household watching… so I had to follow it.’
# Tennis
Djokovic 'not anti-vax' but would rather skip events than be forced into jab
The Serbian was deported in extraordinary circumstances on the eve of last month’s Australian Open.
# australian open
Serbia prosecutors argue Djokovic didn't use fake test in bid to enter Australia
Prosecutors have rejected suggestions that Djokovic used a fake positive test to try to reach the Australian Open last month.
# no-vax
Djokovic to play in Dubai after vaccine controversy - reports
The world number one’s deportation from Australia prevented a tilt at a record 21st Grand Slam title.
# line call
‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.
# outside interests
Djokovic holds major stake in firm developing Covid drug - CEO
QuantBioRes is planning to launch clinical trials in the UK in the summer
# Belgrade
Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.
# obstacle
Djokovic could face French Open battle as rules on unvaccinated tighten
The world number one’s hopes of playing in the French Open suffered a blow following his expulsion from Australia.
# game set and match
'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.
# William Hill
Has the time come for a new 'Big Three'? The main questions ahead of the Australian Open
Much of build-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of the year has focused on the Novak Djokovic visa row.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# australian open
Djokovic returned to detention in Australia after having visa cancelled for second time
An court appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, just a day before the tennis player is scheduled to play his first match of the Australian Open.
# Controversy
Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.
# Questions and Answers
What next for Novak Djokovic after Australian visa cancelled again?
The world number one faces an appeal hearing on Sunday with his first-round match scheduled for the following day.
# tsitsipas spat
Djokovic makes other players 'look like fools' - Tsitsipas
The threat of deportation still looms over the tournament’s top seed.
# australian open
Djokovic drawn to play in Australian Open as deportation threat looms
“Lengthy submissions” from Djokovic’s legal team have delayed a decision by Australia’s immigration minister.
# stick to the script
French reporter 'was told not to ask' Djokovic about vaccination
The journalist spoke to the men’s world number one two days after the date Djokovic has stated he tested positive for Covid-19.
# unforced errors
Djokovic admits 'errors' as he fights to avoid Australian deportation
He described reports about him attending events in Serbia after testing positive for Covid-19 as “misinformation”.
# word of warning
Novak Djokovic in for ‘difficult’ time from crowd, says ex-coach Boris Becker
The 20-time major winner is still awaiting news on whether Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke will decide to cancel his visa.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Novak Djokovic be allowed to play in the Australian Open?
The country’s immigration minister is still considering cancelling his visa.
# court battle
Novak Djokovic trains for Australian Open as threat of visa cancellation still looms
Television cameras filmed him from helicopters as he trained.
# Advantage
Djokovic says he wants to play Australian Open after visa cancellation overturned
A government lawyer warned Australia may yet use ministerial powers to order the tennis player’s removal from the country.
# Djokovic
Timeline: How the Novak Djokovic Australia controversy unfolded over the past week
The world tennis number one is to be released from detention after winning his court battle.
# Melbourne
Justice has spoken so Djokovic should play in Australian Open: Nadal
The Australian government has warned it could still force the Serb to leave by cancelling his visa for a second time.
# australian open
Djokovic to launch court battle to remain in Australia
The court case is set to open at 10am local time in Melbourne, which is 11pm Irish time.
# latest
Australian government fails in bid to delay Novak Djokovic visa hearing
The world number one has been detained at an immigration facility in Melbourne since Thursday morning.
# Albania
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Novak Djokovic
Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption
Djokovic has won a legal reprieve from deportation, but it’s unclear whether he will be able to play in the January 17-30 Australian Open.
# Renata Voracova
It's 'like prison', says Czech tennis player detained with Djokovic
Renata Voracova also had her Australian visa revoked.
# latest
Djokovic’s lawyers say recent Covid infection gave him vaccine exemption
The tennis star has been detained at an immigration facility in Melbourne since Thursday morning after his visa was cancelled.
# Controversy
Australia cancels Czech tennis player's visa
Renata Voracova has reportedly been told she would have to leave the country.
# show of support
'Do better' - Nick Kyrgios issues surprise defence of Novak Djokovic
A year after he called Djokovic a ‘tool’, Kyrgios has said his nation’s handling of the situation has been ‘really bad.’